May 31, 2023

Time to double down: ICC arrest warrants in Libya are a great start but Libyans deserve more

By Christopher Hale

While these ICC arrest warrants may be the accountability spark Libya desperately needs, the country will require more to be uprooted.

Libya Middle East

In the News

May 31, 2023

Shalomov in Manara Magazine: Netanyahu’s Israel is a Teetering Balancing Act

By Atlantic Council

Israel Middle East


May 31, 2023

What’s so bad about mercenaries?

By Alia Brahimi

Host and Nonresident Senior Fellow Alia Brahimi speaks with the philosopher Professor Tony Coady about the key characteristics of mercenaries, the Geneva Conventions, and more.

Conflict Defense Industry


May 30, 2023

Cross-border cooperation between Israel and MENA region is key to addressing climate change

By Tamara Sharon Ross and Rony Erez

There are many opportunities to meet climate-related challenges through cooperation, expertise sharing, and the exchange of ideas in MENA.

Middle East North Africa

Issue Brief

May 30, 2023

China’s subsea-cable power in the Middle East and North Africa

By Dale Aluf

Dale Aluf analyzes China's campaign to make countries in the region more dependent on Chinese networks, while reducing its own dependence on foreign cables. China’s growing presence in the Middle East and North Africa’s cable industry is significant because Beijing has the power to shape the route of global internet traffic by determining when, where, and how to build cables.

China Middle East

Fast Thinking

May 28, 2023

What the world should expect from Erdogan now

By Atlantic Council

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan triumphed in his re-election bid on Sunday. Our experts break down what to expect next on the war in Ukraine, NATO enlargement, Syria, and more.

Conflict Elections

New Atlanticist

May 25, 2023

How to hold the Assad regime accountable, even as countries normalize relations with Syria

By Elise Baker

There remains a slate of accountability tools for Syria, and certain avenues for seeking accountability may even be expanding with normalization.

Corruption Human Rights


May 25, 2023

Developing countries need a loss and damage fund for climate change. How can COP28 make it happen?

By Lama El Hatow

A L&D fund is the last lifeboat for these countries after decades of struggle to achieve some form of global climate justice.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment


May 24, 2023

Iran is using its cyber capabilities to kidnap its foes in the real world

By Borzou Daragahi

This new form of transnational repression by Iran has alarmed security professionals and governments worldwide. 

Cybersecurity Iran


May 24, 2023

The US needs to be proactive in order to break its escalatory cycle with Iran

By C. Anthony Pfaff

Here we go again. On March 23, Iran-backed Iraqi militias launched a drone attack that killed an American contractor and wounded another, as well as twenty-four US military personnel. The attack feels very much like a repeat of the one in December 2019, which also killed a US contractor and led to an escalatory cycle, […]

Conflict Iran